DCTA 2023 Staff Favorites: Outstanding Creative Components (Community)

These designers and directors made an indelible impression on our writers this year. Did we overlook a favorite of yours? Let us know in a comment!

As 2023 drew to a close, we asked DCTA writers to think back on the shows that left an indelible impression on them. In this category, Outstanding Creative Components (Community), we recognize:

  • Designers (including set, sound, lighting, and costume)
  • Directors (including choreographers and music directors)

A round of applause to everyone who works hard to make our theater community a great place!

As You Dig It at Lumina Studio Theatre
Sophie Cameron and Meg Lebow, direction
David Minton, adaptation of Shakespeare’s As You Like It

Big Fish at City of Fairfax Theatre Company
Paul Pesnell, sound design

Cabaret at Reston Community Players
Duane Monahan and Catherine Oh, choreography

Claire O’Brien Jeffrey as Sally Bowles with the Kit Kat Girls in ‘Cabaret.’ Photo by Heather Regan Photography.

Cinderella at Upper Room Theatre Ministry
Rob Tessier, direction
Chris Zavadowski, music direction
Marianna Constable, choreography

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley at Montgomery Playhouse
Jennifer Georgia, direction, set design, costume design

Sherlock Holmes and the American Problem at Kentlands Community Players
Vanessa Markowitz, direction
Stephenie Yee, costume design

Something Rotten! at Montgomery College Summer Dinner Theatre
Matt Basset, direction
Lucia LaNave, music direction
Stefan Sittig, choreography

Scene from ‘Something Rotten! at Montgomery College Summer Dinner Theatre. Photo by Juliana Quirino.

Stick Fly at Rockville Little Theatre
Maggie Modig, set design

Titanic at Good Shepherd Players
Colin Taylor, music direction, and the 27-member orchestra

Twelfth Night at Port Tobacco Players
Chris Magee, set design


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